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21 Mugello Italy 2012 MotoGP
2 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2012 MotoGP
3 Losail Circuit Qatar 2012 MotoGP
23 Phillip Island Australia 2011 MotoGP
12 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2010 MotoGP
9 Catalunya 2010 MotoGP
15 Mugello Italy 2010 MotoGP
32 Jerez Spain 2010 MotoGP
3 Le Mans France 2009 MotoGP
25 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2008 MotoGP
20 Misano Circuit San Marino 2007 MotoGP
16 Brno Czech Republic 2007 MotoGP
34 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
14 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
20 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
19 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
19 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2006 MotoGP
13 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2006 MotoGP
26 Laguna Seca United States 2006 MotoGP
38 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
19 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
7 Valencia 2005 MotoGP
6 Phillip Island Australia 2005 MotoGP
8 Losail Circuit Qatar 2005 MotoGP
 

Crank(Shaft) Calls To lighten or not to lighten? That is the question...

Crank(Shaft) Calls To lighten or not to lighten? That is the question...

Once upon a time, we had a perfectly good 2000 Yamaha R1. Wait, once upon a time, we had a perfectly good R1 with a bent frame, so we sent the bike off to Evan Steel Performance in Arizona for a little "freshen up." Before we knew it, the thing had been stripped to its elemental components. The...

Published on January 17 2013, 14:00
Source: www.cycleworld.com
 

On Friday, yours truly will be among the first journalists in the world to throw a leg over the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 at the Sydney Motorsport Park (formerly Eastern Creek Raceway) in Australia. Yamaha's flagship sportbike is littered with tech derived from MotoGP and as such is one of the most... 

Here it is in the flesh, the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to mount a four-cylinder engine, and it's derived, Ducati says, directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici. Actually there are three of them: Panigale V4, Panigale V4S and V4S Speciale – the latter two with electronic Öhlins suspension... 

The adventure doesn't really begin, they say, until something goes wrong. When we combine adventure bikes with guys that have seen too many BMW commercials, this inevitably entails picking adventure bikes back up from the dusty trail (or in my case, having them extracted by helicopter).... 

Yamaha's new FZ-09 is a class-breaking motorcycle designed to get motorcycling going again. For $900 less than the price of an FZ8 and $491 more than a 2013 HondaNC700X, this new 847cc three-cylinder naked puts a ton of the trickle-down technology of MotoGP into a sit-up standard for the first... 

The 2013 Ducati Superbike family now presents the highly-anticipated 1199 Panigale R, the absolute flagship of the range and the machine specially developed with enhanced technical specification by Ducati Corse for World Superbike homologation. Its design includes a number of specially developed... 

Not many manufacturers can say they've had a model in continuous production for 43 years, but Honda can make that claim with their legendary Gold Wing. Over those model years, Honda has set aside just six versions representing what it calls milestone models – the last of which was produced way... 

While I was at Robert Iannucci's Christmas party in Brooklyn over the holidays, I was able to see side-by-side the engineering styles of England, Japan, Italy, and the U.S., as practiced in the three decades following WW II. In the case of production-based engines such as BSA-Triumph's 1969-75...